Zee is India’s most attractive media brand: MAB 2015

BENGALURU: Dr Subhash Chandra’s Zee has been ranked no 1 in the media category in Blue Lotus Communications’ Most Attractive Brands 2015 Report (MAB 2015) by the TRA (formerly Trust Research Advisory), which was released recently. 


Zee also ranks no 1 in the Media TV category with MAB rank of 209, out of the 1000 listed brands. The Times of India (TOI) too found a place far behind at 704, which is ranked fourth in the Media-Print category.


Further, among the Hindi GECs Zee is placed first followed by Star Plus with a MAB 2015 rank of 273. Colors is at no 3 within the category with a MAB 2015 rank of 312.


As per the MAB 2015 report, the print media segment is headed by - DNA, which again is a brand that has a Zee (Essel) connect. DNA with an overall MAB 2015 rank of 468 was followed by Mid-Day with a MAB 2015 rank of 512. Dainaik Bhaskar ranked at 670, followed by TOI.


English News channel from the Times Network - Times Now helmed by Arnab Goswami is conspicuous with its absence in the top 1000 brands. In the Hindi News category, ABP News is placed first with a MAB 2015 rank of 349, Zee News with a rank of 498 and Aaj Tak with a rank of 564. BBC with a MAB 2015 rank of 20 finds a place in Media –TV category, while CNN IBN (Media TV category rank 25) finds a place among the top 25 in the same category with a MAB 2015 rank of 972.


The Radio industry is represented by the big three in the Top 1000: 92.7 Big FM takes the lead with a MAB rank of 607, Radio Mirchi 98.3 FM is placed second in the category with a MAB rank of 652, whereas Red FM 93.5 took the third spot in the category with a MAB rank of 760.


The MAB 2015 was released as an attempt to bring the world of brand communications in India to a measurable matrix. The second in its series, the 2015 report is the result of comprehensive primary research conducted on the proprietary 36-traits of Attractiveness Quotient of TRA (formerly known as Trust Research Advisory) says TRA CEO N Chandramouli.  

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